Reaping the benefits: Science and the sustainable intensification of global agriculture

Title Reaping the benefits: Science and the sustainable intensification of global agriculture
Contributor The Royal Society
Content This report discusses the need for a sustainable intensification’ of global agriculture in which yields are increased without adverse environmental impact and without the cultivation of more land.
Link http://tinyurl.com/cg738yv

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Agriculture at a crossroads. International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development

Title Agriculture at a crossroads. International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development
Contributor Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility, The World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, WHO
Content The most comprehensive report published on agriculture:
– Global Report
– Synthesis report
– Executive summary of the synthesis report
– Global summary for decision makers
– Subglobal reports
Link http://www.iaastd.net/

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Who Will Feed Us? Questions for the Food and Climate Crises

Title Who Will Feed Us? Questions for the Food and Climate Crises
Contributor ETC Group
Content
Link http://www.etcgroup.org/upload/publication/pdf_file/ETC_Who_Will_Feed_Us.pdf

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Defining Ecological Farming

Title Defining Ecological Farming
Contributor Greenpeace
Content The paper defines ecological farming.
Link http://tinyurl.com/d3png7n

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Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities

Title Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities
Contributor Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), U.S. Department of Agriculture
Author Katie Wied, Margaret Krome, Teresa Maurer
Content This guide is written for anyone seeking help from federal programs to foster sustainable and innovative initiatives in this country associated with agriculture and forestry.
Type of initiative Guide, Manual
Year Published 2009
Language English
North America UNITED STATES
Link http://www.michaelfields.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/building_sustainable_publication.pdf

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Open-ended Cases in Agroecology: Farming and Food Systems in the Nordic Region and the US Midwest

Title Open-ended Cases in Agroecology: Farming and Food Systems in the Nordic Region and the US Midwest
Contributor Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
Author C. Francis et al
Content Our aim is to describe open-ended case studies for learning real-life problem solving skills, and relate this approach to conventional, closed-ended decision case studies. Teaching methods are open-ended cases in agroecology, an alternative to traditional strategies that lead students through prepared materials and structured discussions to determine an outcome already known to the instructor.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2009
Language English
North America UNITED STATES
Link http://tinyurl.com/7zqxjrd

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Policies and actions to eradicate hunger and malnutrition

Title Policies and actions to eradicate hunger and malnutrition
Contributor The drafting committee of the document (see list on the webpage)
Content This working document has been drafted by a committee of people from social movements that also integrated input from a broad range of organisations and individuals. About 300 organizations have signed on to the main recommendation in the document.
Link http://www.eradicatehunger.org

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Smallholder Solutions to Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change

Title Smallholder Solutions to Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change
Contributor ActionAid & FoodFirst
Content Sustainable, smallholder agriculture represents the best option for resolving the fourfold food-finance-fuel and climate crises.
Link http://www.foodfirst.org/sites/www.foodfirst.org/files/pdf/Solutions5.pdf

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Towards food sovereignty: reclaiming autonomous food systems 

Title Towards food sovereignty: reclaiming autonomous food systems 
Contributor International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Content Towards Food Sovereignty is an online book with linked video and audio files. The first three chapters, available here, begin to describe the ecological basis of food and agriculture, the social and environmental costs of modern food systems, and the policy reversals needed to democratize food systems.
Link http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/G02268.pdf

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